News and Updates
The Transfer Center would like to announce and welcome our newest addition to our Transfer Center team. Vanessa Aragon, Skyline College student, has recently been hired to represent the Transfer Center as one of our Transfer Ambassadors. She joins our team with a drive to support her fellow Skyline College students by providing them access and information to transfer. Vanessa believes that an organized team of people with a shared vision is critical to making sure students have all the information they need to be successful. And after working as a TRiO Ambassador and Outreach Ambassador, she is looking forward to working with the Transfer Center to help make transfer happen for Skyline College students! Welcome to the team, Vanessa!
CSU East Bay College Tour!
The Transfer Center recently visited CSU East Bay on Friday, March 21 with Skyline College students. Unlike UC Davis this was a private tour set up specifically for our Skyline College students, which offered a personal and private look into CSU East Bay and all the opportunities they have to offer. The tour started with a short visit to the Admissions and Records office and the Student Union building where Student ID cards and financial needs are addressed and met. This was followed by a presentation from Marc Strong, the CSU East Bay University Academics Counselor/ Recruiter and a student panel. Skyline College students learned about the various opportunities and support services CSU East Bay offers such as fully online majors, work study opportunities both on and off campus, flexible public transportation to and from campus, the health center is supplied with a full pharmacy, online, in person tutoring services and much much more!
CSU East Bay, for the first time and in conjunction with the Transfer Center, was also able to provide students with a free lunch to their international buffet, which was for some students a highlight. Following lunch we were given private tours of various campus facilities such as the pool, their state of the art gym, student housing, and library. Students expressed their excitement and appreciation for March Strong, who they felt was warm, friendly, and very approachable. Overall students found the tour to be very helpful and many expressed their enthusiasm saying, “I never heard of CSU East Bay, but now I love it. I can’t wait to apply.”
Special thanks to the Transfer Center Staff for helping to organize the event and the CSU East Bay University Representative, Marc Strong for helping to make our visit memorable and educational.
Article and photos by Michele Haggar